Photon funnel could direct and regulate light into solar cells
Magnetically levitating graphite can be moved with laser
Self-charging battery both generates and stores energy
Artificial photosynthesis system gets efficiency boost from graphene
Rational design can improve hydrogen fuel cell efficiency
Artificial light-harvesting method achieves 100% energy transfer efficiency
Energy storage device fabricated on a nanowire array
Computer simulations indicate calcium carbonate has a dense liquid phase (w/ Video)
Computer simulations conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could help scientists make sense of a recently observed and puzzling wrinkle in one of ...
3D graphene: Solar cells' new platinum?
One of the most promising types of solar cells has a few drawbacks. A scientist at Michigan Technological University may have overcome one of them.
New flow battery could enable cheaper, more efficient energy storage
MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable flow battery that doesn't rely on expensive membranes to generate and store electricity. The device, they say, may one day enable cheaper, large-scale energy ...
A stepping-stone for oxygen on Earth: Researchers find evidence of an early manganese-oxidizing photosystem
(Phys.org) —For most terrestrial life on Earth, oxygen is necessary for survival. But the planet's atmosphere did not always contain this life-sustaining substance, and one of science's greatest mysteries ...
Nanoparticle opens the door to clean-energy alternatives
(Phys.org) —Cheaper clean-energy technologies could be made possible thanks to a new discovery. Research team members led by Raymond Schaak, a professor of chemistry at Penn State University, have found ...
Organic polymers show sunny potential
(Phys.org) —A new version of solar cells created by laboratories at Rice and Pennsylvania State universities could open the door to research on a new class of solar energy devices.
Secret of efficient photosynthesis: Purple bacteria's light-harvesting prowess lies in highly symmetrical molecules
Purple bacteria are among Earth's oldest organisms, and among its most efficient in turning sunlight into usable chemical energy. Now, a key to their light-harvesting prowess has been explained through a detailed structural ...